Turmeric: The genus Curcuma

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P. N. Ravindran, K. Nirmal Babu, Kandaswamy Sivaraman
CRC Press, Mar 1, 2007 - Science - 504 pages
For the last 6000 years turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to alleviate pain, balance digestion, purify body and mind, clear skin diseases, expel phlegm, and invigorate the blood. Nowadays, this plant has acquired great importance with its anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-Altzheimer, antioxidant, and a variety of other medicinal properties.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Turmeric The Golden Spice of Life
1
Chapter 2 Botany and Crop Improvement of Turmeric
15
Chapter 3 Phytochemistry of the Genus Curcuma
71
Chapter 4 Biotechnology of Turmeric and Related Species
107
Chapter 5 Agronomy of Turmeric
129
Chapter 6 Diseases of Turmeric
155
Chapter 7 Insect Pests of Turmeric
169
Chapter 8 Postharvest Technology and Processing of Turmeric
193
Chapter 11 Turmeric Production Marketing and Economics
369
Chapter 12 Turmeric in Traditional Medicine
409
Chapter 13 Turmeric as Spice and Flavorant
437
Chapter 14 Other Economically Important
451
Chapter 15 Turmeric Production Constraints Gaps and Future Vision
469
Epilogue
477
Index
479
Back cover
485

Chapter 9 Bioactivity of Turmeric
257
Chapter 10 Curcumin Biological and Medicinal Properties
297

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